Jim Broadbent backs campaign for play

Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn) is just one of the famous names backing a campaign for an autobiographical play about author Robert Anton Wilson. The play, titled Cosmic Trigger, is adapted from the author’s autobiography of the same name and is directed by Daisy Campbell. Campbell is the daughter of artistic director Ken Campbell, who back in 1976 dramatized The Illuminatis! Trilogy, a series of books that were co-written by Wilson. Broadbent starred in said play when it was first staged in Liverpool. Coincidently, when the play was moved to the National Theatre in London, it started the career of fellow Harry Potter cast member Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour)

The campaign for Cosmic Trigger is being run through funding website Indiegogo and is in need of £23,000 for the ball to start rolling. At the moment over £11,000 has been raised, and there are still 21 days to go. Goodies such as badges, T-shirts, videos, and tons more are exchanged for different amounts of donations, as a thank you for contributing.

The world premiere of Cosmic Trigger is set to stage in Liverpool, much like Illuminatis!, and although the venue is still to be confirmed, a set date has already been given – November 23. An event to celebrate the works of Wilson will also be running at the same time.

Other people who have also backed the campaign include Nina Conti and Jamie Reid. To find out more or to donate, please visit Cosmic Trigger’s Indiegogo page.

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  • Thanks for the shout out, Toni. People also might like to know that the very young Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy can actually be heard in Ken Campbell’s production of Illuminatus! as one of the perks offered in the crowdfunding campaign.

  • Jack Sarfatti

    I saw Jim at the Savile Club in London Mayfair. I suspect he is a member.